Cruisin’ Around The East China & Yellow Sea
By Stuart J. Faber
Well, here I go again-writing a FWF column and showcasing a manner of transportation other than an airplane. After a ten-day cruise around the East China and Yellow Seas on what is inarguably one of the swankiest and most impeccably operated cruise ships to sail the oceans, I couldn’t wait to hop on the computer and sing the praises of one of the most incredible and consummate travel experiences of my career. This is not journalistic hyperbole. As a travel writer (or, critic, as some refer to us), I am obliged to, and take the obligation seriously, to write truthfully and accurately about travel facilities. It is not unusual for me to be highly critical of a hotel or restaurant when condemnation is warranted. More times than I can count, I have rebuked a popular restaurant or hotel, many of which are popular for reasons beyond my comprehension. I have denounced some cuisine as inedible. When deserved, I have described numerous hotels as unclean and abysmally managed.